Learning Django is some vague goal that I might get done. Who knows when and how well I'll get I'll do it. So to make a realistic goal, I'll change my goal to run through the entire Writing your first Django app tutorial. If I want to continue along Django, I can add another goal to this list.
Improve my online presence
Vague goal #2. What? How am I going to improve my online presence? I just did a quick search on "Improving my online presence" and I see the same things:
- write a blog
- contribute to open source projects
- participate in online help forums, i.e. Stack Overflow
Using cash only for non-recurring purchases is a great goal. I like that goal a lot. I'm already on my way to saving. I also wanted to quantify my savings goals. I need to put a monetary number on how much I want to save. My emergency fund is a weak point I need to address. I want to have $5000 by the end of 2011. With what I have saved, that turns out to be $400 a month. Ouch. A lofty goal, but I worked it out and I can get it done. Totally attainable.
I also have an addendum to my goals. These are things that I've thought of in the past week.
Do the marathon
I'm going to be in the 1% that does the marathon in their lifetime. Training starts at the end of January!
Sky Diving on my birthday
I'm going to make it happen!
I've spent some time working on an iphone application that's really fun. My brain hurts, but I'm going to continue working on it. This part is measurable with the next item.
Average 7 hours a week on something I'm passionate about
Whether it be iPhone hacking or blogging, I want to average 7 hours a week doing something I love. 7 hours a week isn't that much. It's one hour a night. Totally achievable. I'm going to keep a log on google docs that keeps track of what I'm doing and when. Reading blogs and things online doesn't count because I'm only consuming information. I want to be a producer, one night at a time.
Phew. Now that sounds like a goal list. Time to get to work!